PHOENIX — Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) (“Renren” or the “Company“), today announces that a hearing was held today before the New York State Supreme Court, Commercial Division (the “Court“) in the consolidated shareholder derivative lawsuits captioned In re Renren, Inc. Derivative Litigation, Index No. 653594/2018 (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cty.) (the “Action“) to consider the motion of the Plaintiffs to approve the Stipulation of Settlement (“Stipulation“) settling the action.
The Stipulation is attached to the Form 6-K filed by the Company on October 8, 2021. At the hearing, the court declined to approve the settlement. The court rejected the procedure under the Stipulation for setting the Record Date for determining the holders of Renren’s Class A ordinary shares and American depositary shares entitled to distributions from the Settlement Fund. The court also stated that the proposed fee award to the Plaintiffs’ counsel was too high. The court said it intends to issue a written order shortly from which an appeal may be taken.
About Renren Inc.
Renren Inc. (NYSE: RENN) operates several US-based SaaS businesses, including Chime, a CRM and Marketing Automation platform, and Trucker Path, a trip-planning and business app for long-haul truckers. Renren’s ADSs, each currently representing 45 Class A ordinary shares of the Company, are traded on NYSE under the symbol “RENN.”
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